Maffeo Sutton Park Parking lot | Informal Campsite

Canada

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Last Visited: 9 months ago
GPS: 49.17143, -123.94014
Altitude: 12.4 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Yes
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: Yes

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catherine.litalien

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Description

Parking by the water next to a dock. It's 3 hours parking for free from
8ham To 5hpm. No camping sign with a tent logo but no no overnight parking sign and it's possible to pay for 24 hours for the people that are taking the ferry. We tried it and we're all good. Downtown Nanaimo !

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Was up and ready to head out when a bylaw officer knocked at exactly 8oclock. Said no overnight parking/camping allowed. Probably could get away with it if arriving late & leaving early, but saw him knock on everyone else’s windows too.

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Can confirm, didn't pay and got no ticket.

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spent the night here from getting off the ferry. nobody bothered us.
beautiful area to walk around.

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It says 3h parking but I’ve been here 5 days and 4 nights and nobody checks.
Free ShawGo wifi (better connection the closer you are to the park), public washrooms 6am to 9/11pm (depending on time of the year) and water fountain

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First night sleeping in the car, waterfront view!

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overnight parking, water spigot behiñd bathrooms, bathrooms open 6am-8pm, food venders during the summer days!

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Good place to stay overnight if you’re going to ferry. There’s a 9cad fee for 24hour parking so we didn’t risk staying there without paying but we didn’t see anyone check our bill. Public washrooms are closed after 6-7 pm and there is no other restroom, but really close to the ferry so I would recommend it. Nice walk by the ocean but parking lot was really messy

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We arrived here in middle of the night with the last ferry. Little noisy with the road but a nice place to wake up at and have breakfast. Big restrooms, a play area and a nice view.

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Large Parking lot with really nice beach/waterfront access.
A few “rock pools” under the bridge which we found crabs, starfish and urchins in.

We stayed overnight in 2 vans and no one bothered us.
Looks like parking is enforced from 8-5 but we didn’t pay and we were fine!
Left around 10am the next day with no tickets.

A little bit of road noise but overall it’s a fine place to spend the night.

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Perfect for an over night sleep.
It has bathrooms at the park beside.
It says 3h free after u need to pay. Did not pay at night al was good!

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Noisy but good stop over parking fees seem to be unenforced

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Stayed for two nights with no problems - Monday to Friday it’s 8am - 5pm, with the first 3 hours of your stay free. Close to public bathrooms, which shut at 11pm and open again at 6am. There is no camping signs, but no overnight parking and many people seemed to be doing it. Close to downtown, the harbour, a salt water lagoon and the ferry to Newcastle island ($8pp round trip).

Great spot!

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As described. Pretty quiet. Stayed two nights with no problems. Pay parking only Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. We didn’t have to pay either night.

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Very good spot, we were able to stay with our 36ft RV for 9CAD/24hrs. I didn't find it really noisy, especially during the night.

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Just a parking lot. Noisy and busy road, but useful if you are arriving late from the ferry. Bathrooms open from 6am to 11pm.

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As described. Parking lot next to the sea and ferry for Newcastle Island, close to downtown, wash rooms nearby. 9$ for 24h. Needed my earplugs because there was some noise from traffic. Good for one night.

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Stayed here on a Friday night, no problem! Free after 5pm. Took a bit of driving around the parking lot to find a flat spot, but otherwise great! Awesome views for breakfast.

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Parking by the water next to a dock. It's 3 hours parking for free from
8ham To 5hpm. No camping sign with a tent logo but no no overnight parking sign and it's possible to pay for 24 hours for the people that are taking the ferry. We tried it and we're all good. Downtown Nanaimo !

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